St Andrew Scottish Society of New Mexico Click tabs above to browse pages

St Andrew Scottish Society of New Mexico Click tabs above to browse pages

St Andrew Scottish Society of New Mexico Click tabs above to browse pagesSt Andrew Scottish Society of New Mexico Click tabs above to browse pagesSt Andrew Scottish Society of New Mexico Click tabs above to browse pages

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

SASSNM

1. Do you have to be Scottish or a paid member of a Scottish Clan to join the SASSNM?

NO!  Although we encourage Scottish clan membership for anyone with a Scottish heritage, anyone with an interest in Scottish or Celtic culture may join.

2. Can my SASSNM memberships and donated amounts be deducted from my taxes?

YES!  The SASSNM is a tax deductible 501 (c) (3) non-profit charity organization.

3. What events might I participate in as a part of the SASSNM?

  • Hogmanay  (Scottish New Year)
  • Burns Night  (our semi-formal dinner)
  • single malt Scotch whisky tastings
  • family-friendly game nights
  • Tartan Day  (honoring clan tartans)
  • Celtic Picnic  (co-hosted by the IAS)
  • family-friendly movie nights
  • Kirkin O the Tartan events
  • St Andrew's Day
  • Celtic booths around the state

4. How are SASSNM membership amounts and donations used?

As an all-volunteer organization, funds go directly into Celtic awareness events and Scottish educational outreach.  We also give out scholarships for those learning how to share traditional Scottish culture.  We host educational booths throughout the state.  The SASSNM also gives small, one-time donations to charities such as:

  • local youth rugby teams
  • groups offering free training/services in Scottish arts
  • local shelters

5. Does the SASSNM have a monthly newsletter?

YES!  The St Andrew Scottish Society of New Mexico puts out a newsletter called the "Thistle Epistle".  It is sent to paid members of the SASSNM.  Usually, our newsletter goes out electronically; however, it can be printed on paper and mailed out when requested by a member.

6. Does membership to the SASSNM connect me to any other organizations?

Although the SASSNM is not connected to a National group, paid members have associate memberships with several other local non-profit groups that have a similar mission to ours.  You will find links to these groups on our website's "CULTURE" page.